Students will be able to:
1. Understand the major theories of children's physical, cognitive, social, moral, and emotional development.
1a, 1b, 3b, 5a, 5c
2. Understand genetic and prenatal influences on human development.
3. Recognize normal and abnormal developmental patterns.
1a, 1b, 2a, 3b, 5a, 5c
4. Understand the role of stress on development.
5. Understand the influence of family and culture in human development.
1a, 1b, 2a, 3b, 5a, 5c
6. Understand the contribution of heredity and environment to development.
1a, 1b, 5a, 5c
7. Develop an understanding of human growth and development and the changes that occur from infancy to young adulthood.
8. Identify and accommodate for factors that impact learning.
9. Develop an understanding of the development and maintenance of a healthy self-concept.
10. Develop an understanding of one's own development and how that process impacts one's approach to children and adolescents.
Quizzes: You will have a total of five quizzes to take throughout the course that will be worth 50 points each. Your lowest quiz score will be dropped. The quizzes will be available to take at the beginning of the semester, but will be unavailable on Monday of the next week.
9/11 (Wk 3)
10/2 (Wk 6)
10/23 (Wk 9)
11/13 (Wk 12)
12/4 (Wk 15)
Project: Middle Childhood (150 points)
Papers: Infancy and Toddlerhood (200 points) and Observation (150 points)
12/7 (Wk 16)
Discussion Questions: Because this is an internet course, participation in discussions will make up a large part of your course grade. There will be 7 discussion questions posted for 10 points each. The additional participation points will be received through your reply to classmates' discussion postings.
9/4 (Wk 2)
9/25 (Wk 5)
10/16 (Wk 8)
10/30 (Wk 10)
11/6 (Wk 11)
11/20 (Wk 13)
Activities: You will have four activities to complete worth 40 points each. They will involve completing an activity assigned for the week and writing a brief essay about it.
9/18 (Wk 4)
10/9 (Wk 7)
900 - 1000
800 - 899
700 - 799
600 - 699
Submission of Assignments: All assignments must be submitted to the assignment page for this course on WebCT. A minimum of 5 points will be deducted per day late.
Assignments are expected to be turned in by the due date. Discussion question responses must be submitted by the Wednesday of the week due. All other assignments must be submitted by Sunday of the week due. Ten percent will be deducted per day late, and any assignment submitted more than two weeks late will receive no more than 50% of the possible points. Arrangements must be made at least two days in advance for any exceptions to be given. Note: Quizzes will not be able to be taken after Sunday at 11:59pm of the week due.
None - Online Course
Inclement Weather: In case of inclement weather, the instructor will post an announcement regarding the status of the class through email. Students are also encouraged to call the department if they have no immediate access to the Internet.